Arkansas Cemeteries


Old Bethel Cemetery

Red Star, Madison County, AR

"Gone but not forgotten"

This transcription was done on April 8, 2001, by Robert & Rosa Cline


Old Bethel is 1.3 miles from Red Star on Madison County road 141. When you turn on this road it is dirt, you will come to a "Y" in the road and follow the right hand side road. (When this transcription was done there was a sign with three cemeteries on it pointing the way) The cemetery is just down the road.


We are trying to collect as many obits of these people as possible. So if anyone would like to contact us about or to share an obit we would appreciate it.


We feel if we all share with one another then these people's memories will always be. Thanks, Robert and Rosa


INDEX (Scroll down for transcription)


Maggie E. Huffman Alvord

Bessie Butt

Charley F. Butts

Irvin Butts

Cora Samuels Carroll

Harvey Casebeer

Lola Casebeer

William Casebeer

Otis Edward Cole Jr.

M----- Davidson

Bessie A. Davis

Vernon H. Davis

Bernard D. Eaton

Delia Mc Eaton

Dorothy Izula Eaton

Edith Flossie Eaton

James Oris Eaton

William F. Eaton

Alice E. Edgmon

Grace S. Edgmon

Grover F. Edgmon

James M. Edgmon

Jonny Cleetes Edgmon

Luby Ann Edgmon

Margie Rose Baier Edgmon

William J. Edgmon

Virgie E. Edgmon

J.S. Edward

Ervin Edwards

O. Edwards

Robert B. Edwards

Lula Gertrude Gage

Ocie M. Grooms

John Hatcher

Mary Hatcher

Infant boy Hibbard

Lula M. Hibbard

Perry E. Hodges

C B Huffman

Isabel Huffman

Poley Lacey

Clifford A. McCoy

Leola Samuels McCoy

Hiram H. McFarland

Infant son McFarland

James C. McFarland

Nancy A. McFarland

Prildia McFarland

Dora Newkirk

Leslie Newkirk

Jesse Denver Parker

Nettie Parker

Mary E. R____

C. Mardella Reeves

Willie J. B. "Jake" Reeves

Cole Reserved

Silvia Pearl Spears Robinson

Anna Eaton Samuels

Clorene Samuels

Ira David Samuels

Leslie Samuels

Lewis J. Samuels

Talitha Samuels

Loy Dean Sloan

Arthur O. Spears

Artie F. Spears

Charlie G. Spears

Louisa Jane Spears

Oscar Oren Spears

Otis Spears

Ralph C. Spears

W.O. "Oll" Spears

Mary A. Stanberry

Lula Taylor

Maness Taylor

William Taylor

Abram Alex Travis

Luke Urian Travis

Verna Luease Villines

Demps Ward

Geneva Ward

Lydia R. Ward

Mariah Ward

Melvina Ward

Nancy Radford Ward

Noah Ward

Jackson Ward

Jesse Ward

Julian Ward

Simean Ward

Tives Ward

Edna May McFarland Whitmire

Reserved Whitmire

William Warren Whitmire



In Memory of

Maggie E. Huffman


born Oct. 10, 1855

died Aug. 8, 1904

(this stone is hard to read)


Bessie Butt

b. Jan. 14, 1896 d. Sept. 6, 1904

A precious one from us has gone.

A voice we loved is stilled.

A place is vacant in our home.


The Lord is my Shepherd

Charley F. Butts

b. Feb. 22, 1890 d. Oct. 30, 1916


Prepare to meet me in Heaven

Our Darling

Irvin Butts

b. Mar. 21, 1914 d. July 28, 1914


Cora Samuels Carroll

b. Mar. 19, 1907 d. July 28, 1996

The Angels beckoned her

(on back) CARROLL


(funeral home marker)

Cora Samuels Carroll

died July 28, 1996

aged 89 years 4 months 9 days

Brashears Funeral Home

Huntsville, Arkansas


Harvey Casebeer

b. March 18, 1914 d. August 19, 1926

(flat headstone looks like Lola Casebeer)

Lola Casebeer

b. May 25, 1885 d. August 17, 1981

(flat headstone looks like Harvey Casebeer)





b. Sept. 12, 1870 d. Mar. 22, 1922

(this was hard to read fading badly)

(foot marker) W. C.


Otis Edward Cole Jr.

born June 9, 1925

died March 2, 2001

age 75

Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home

Springdale, Arkansas

(funeral home marker only)


M______ daughter of

George & M (possibly Millie)


born Jan. 19, 1908

died Mar. 4, 190- (possibly 1908)

(hard to read)



Bessie A.

b. Feb. 13, 1918 d. Mar. 8, 1989

married Dec. 20, 1941

Vernon H.

b. June 5, 1922

DAVIS on back


Bernard D. Eaton

b. May 5, 1942 d. July 18, 2000

The Lord is my Shepherd

(engraved picture of a semi-truck and trailer

headstone is flat)

(I have his obit Bernard Dale “Maynard” Eaton was born in Berryville to James Oris and Edith Fancher Eaton)



meet me in Heaven

Delia Mc

b. Feb. 29, 1892 d. Mar. 21, 1974

William F.

b. Oct. 15, 1889 d. Jan. 13, 1972

(William's military foot marker)






OCT. 15, 1889 JAN. 13, 1972


Beloved Sister

Her love goes on for you.

Dorothy Izula Eaton

b. Jan. 27, 1918 d. Sept. 3, 1988


Edith Flossie Eaton

b. Oct. 9, 1921 d. Mar. 14, 1984

(looks just like James Oris Eaton)

James Oris Eaton

b. Sept 6, 1922 d. July 24, 1996

(looks just like Edith Flossie Eaton)

(military foot marker)





SEPT 6, 1922 JULY 24, 1996



George A.

b. Oct. 31, 1884 d. Mar. 28, 1976

Martha M.

b. Sept. 7, 1881 d. May 18, 1959

asleep in Jesus

(Their foot markers)

Alex Malissa


Grover F.

b. June 13, 1915 d. Jan. 28, 1938

Alice E.

b. Mar. 12, 1913 d. Mar. 22, 1913

Grace S.

b. Oct. 9, 1911 d. Dec. 2, 1911

Virgie E.

b. June 18, 1922 d. Feb. 13, 1938


Jonny Cleetes

son of Mr. & Mrs.

Henry Edgmon

b. Sept 21, 1932 d. July 13, 1933

A bud on Earth now blooms in Heaven


Luby Ann Edgmon

b. May 23, 1857 d. April 15, 1918



Margie Rose Baier Edgmon

b. Feb. 14, 1923 d. Nov. 21, 1991

James M. Edgmon

b. Sept. 7, 1924 d. Aug. 23, 1981

(single base but separate stones)

(back of vase) Parents of

J. Patrick, George M., Billy O., Loretta M., Joseph E., John E. B.


William J. Edgmon

b. Mar. 27, 1859 d. Aug. 17, 1946

asleep in Jesus


J. S. Edward

was born July the 4 1835

and died Feb the 28, 1902

(homemade and hard to read)


Ervin Edwards


in Memory of

O Edwards

(homemade and hard to read)


Robert B. Edwards

b. Aug. 30, 1859 d. Mar. 5, 1940

at rest


Lula Gertrude Gage

b. Feb. 4, 1918 d. Sept. 18, 1920

gone to be an angel


Ocie M.

daughter of

Wiley & Bertha Grooms

born June 5, 1904

died Nov. 1, 1905

asleep in Jesus


John Hatcher

b. Oct. 6, 1853 d. Feb. 21, 1931

Mary Hatcher

b. Jan. 23, 1860 d. Aug. 22, 1934

(flat double headstone)


Lula M.

born May 28, 1907

died Mar. 4, 1910

Infant son

born & died

Oct. 9, 1908

Children of

R. F. & Fannie Hibbard

at rest


Perry E. son of

S. W. & P. B. Hodges

born Apr. 22 (possibly 1905

died Dec. 10, 1906

gone but not forgotten


C. B. Huffman

born March 21, 1831

died Dec. 7, 1915

age 84 yrs 7 mo and 16 days


Isabel wife of

C B Huffman

born Aug 16, 1833

died Feb. 28, 1912

(hard to read)


Poley Lacey

(marker looks sort of like funeral marker but name is all that is on it)



Clifford A.

b. Feb. 26, 1925 d. May 31, 1997

married April 2, 1949

Leola Samuels

b. Mar. 24, 1932

(onback) McCOY

parents of Ronnie, Connie, Jerry, Luann, Scott, Karen, Lanny

(Clifford has military foot marker)





FEB. 26, 1925 MAY 31, 1997



Hiram H. McFarland

1854- 1935

Infant son of

H. H. & N. A. McFarland

born & died

March 8, 1894

at rest


James C. son of

H. H & N.A. McFarland

born Nov. 29, 1879

died Oct. 19, 1886

gone but not forgotten


Nancy A. wife of

H.H. McFarland

b. Apr. 5, 1861 d. Dec. 7, 1914

safe in the arms of Jesus

(foot marker) NAM


Prildia wife of

H. H. McFarland

born A 16, 1862

died Nov. 2, 1918

(hard to read stone)


Dora Newkirk

(funeral home marker type marker only)

Leslie Newkirk

b. Mar. 11, 1856 d. Jan. 2, 1920


(this has a phrase but it's unreadable)

(foot marker L.N.)




b. Mar. 13, 1901 d. June 26, 1992

Jesse D.

b. Feb. 19, 1897 d. May 23, 1977

(Jesse has military foot marker)




FEB. 19, 1897 (CROSS) MAY 23, 1977


Mary E. wife of

W. N. R (couldn't read last name only that it started with an R)

b. Nov. 1858 d. Oct. 22, 1887

(foot marker MER)

(this headstone is older and very hard to read.)




C. Mardella

b. July 4, 1929 (no death)

Wed 43 years May 14, 1949


Willie J. B. "Jake"

b. Oct. 17, 1921 d. Mar. 21, 1992

(Willie has a military foot marker)





OCT 17, 1921 MAR. 21, 1992


Cole Reserved

Brashears Funeral Home

(funeral home marker only)


in memory of

Silvia Pearl Spears Robinson

beloved mother

1908- 1938

buried in Zion Cemetery

Adair County, Stilwell, OK



Anna Eaton

b. Feb. 26, 1913 d. Jan. 28, 1995

married Mar. 10, 1929

Lewis J.

b. Sept. 4, 1904 d. Jan. 10, 1992

(On back) Mam-ma and Pap-pa


Ira David Samuels

b. Sept. 27, 1878 d. Jan. 24, 1967

there are no parting in Heaven

(looks just like Talitha Samuels stone)




b. Feb. 23, 1917 d. Oct. 2, 1993

married Sept. 14, 1940


b. Dec. 18, 1921 (no death date)

Talitha Samuels

b. May 4, 1880 d. Nov. 21, 1939

A tender mother and a faithful friend

(looks just like Ira David Samuels stone)


Loy Dean Sloan, R.N.

b. Dec. 25, 1959 d. Apr. 28, 1995

son of Bab and Pauline (Samuels) Sloan

(engraved picture of trees, lake, cabin, and mountains)

(on back) SLOAN

brother of Jo, Wanda, and Carl



Artie F.

b. Apr. 2, 1921 (no death date)

married Apr. 3, 1938

Arthur O.

b. Oct. 17, 1920 d. Sept. 17, 1971

we will meet again

(on back) SPEARS


in memory of

Charlie G. Spears


(flat headstone)


in loving memory


Louisa Jane Spears

b. Aug. 26, 1886 d. Feb. 23, 1985






OCT 11, 1917 JAN. 12, 1969

(Military only)


a loving brother

Otis Spears

b. Feb. 20, 1926 d. Aug. 18, 1996

(engraved angel petting lamb)


Ralph C. son of

W.O. & L.J. Spears

born Jan. 1, 1905

died July 7, 1910

gone but not forgotten



W.O. "Oll" Spears

b. Aug. 9, 1879 d. Dec. 18, 1950


Mary A. daughter of

W.F. & F. E. Stanberry

born Oct. 18, 1898

died Jan. 12, 1899


Lula Taylor

b. Dec. 9, 1879 d. Feb. 21, 1965


Maness Taylor

b. Feb. 12, 1900 d. Apr. 12, 1992


William Taylor

born Dec. 11, 1894

died July 23, 1889

Gone but not forgotten

(lamb at the top of stone)


Abram Alex Travis

b. Aug. 25, 1988 d. Sept. 11, 1988

Asleep in Jesus

(engraved picture of angel and lamb)


Luke Urian Travis



(engraved picture of lamb)


Verna Luease Villines

b. June 8, 1940 d. Aug. 25, 1940

dau. of Ed & Ruth

(engraved picture of an angel)




b. Dec. 17, 1904 d. Dec. 6, 1987

married Jan. 30, 1930

Lydia R.

b. May 18, 1913 d. Jan. 28, 1985

(their picture is on the vase between their stones double base but single stones)


Geneva Ward

born July 5, 1895

died Nov. 9, 1898

(flat stone)


Mariah daughter of

Jackson & Julian Ward

born April 29, 1873

died April 19, 1892

we will meet


Melvina daughter of

Jackson & Julian Ward

born May 1876

died June 23, 1884

at rest


In Memory of our Mother

Nancy Radford Ward

b. Oct. 20, 1869 d. Jan. 3, 1947

Noah Ward


Jackson Ward

b. Mar 29, 1834 d. Jan. 1, 1925

He has gone to the mansions of rest


Jesse Ward

b. Apr. 7, 1903 d. May 22, 1982


Julian wife of

Jackson Ward

born April 16, 1845

died Sept. 5, 1890

we will meet


Reserved Ward

(funeral marker only no dates)


Simeon Ward

b. Mar. 20, 1913 d. Jan. 1, 1987


Tives Ward

b. Jan. 29, 1871 d. July 15, 1902

(flat headstone)



child of Newt Ward


In Memory of our


Edna May McFarland

Mar. 2, 1900- Sept. 25, 1984

and Father

Wm. Warren Whitmire

Oct. 22, 1893 - Oct. 11, 1933

together forever


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